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​Regulatory practice consultation

Regulatory Practice Consultation supports the identification, understanding, and application of BCCNM standards of practice and other regulatory considerations to nursing and midwifery situations.

 Practice Consultation is provided upon request to anyone who has questions about nursing and midwifery practice in BC. This includes BCCNM registrants (licensed practical nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses) and others including employers and other healthcare professionals.

Practice Consultation is one of the ways BCCNM meets its mandate of public protection by supporting BCCNM registrants to provide safe, competent, and ethical care .

How do I contact Regulatory Practice Consultation?

Requests for Regulatory Practice Consultation can be made by email or telephone. Please make sure you include the information below so we can respond with timely and comprehensive responses:

  • BCCNM registration number and professional designation
  • specific question(s)
  • phone number

To reach us:

When will I receive a response?

We respond to inquiries as soon as possible, in the order they were received, and usually within three business days. Some consultations that are more complex, involve others, or require more information, may take longer than three busines days to conclude.  

Is my inquiry confidential?

BCCNM is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of registrants and stakeholders. We also have a legal obligation to serve and protect the public through the regulation of our registrants. Regulatory Practice Consultation is one of the supports we provide to ensure we can meet this legal obligation.

BCCNM has the legal authority to collect personal information related to Regulatory Practice Consultations under FIPPA Section 26(c). Regulatory Practice Consultations are documented and stored and may be accessed by BCCNM at any time, including when a risk, or suspected risk to the public is identified. Individuals requesting BCCNM Regulatory Practice Consultation acknowledge and agree to this limitation of confidentiality.

For more information regarding our privacy practices, please review the Privacy and Terms of Website Use pages on BCCNM’s website.

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4
Canada

info@bccnm​.ca
604.742.6200​
​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​


With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​